Whether you loved it or not, Wonder Woman 1984 was a huge hit over the Christmas weekend. As expected, the sequel broke HBO Max streaming records. It also took in $16.7 million at the domestic box office, bringing the worldwide total to around $85 million. Not too bad in the middle of a pandemic.
It should come as no surprise that Warner Bros. has announced that another sequel has been put on the fast track. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are both set to return. The big question is, how fast is fast tracked?
Interesting to note that Emmerich called it a planned trilogy and used the word theatrical. Does this ease the fears of anyone who believed that theaters would be a thing of the past? No necessarily, but it’s an interesting choice of words. Still, the numbers don’t lie, even in difficult circumstances.
According to WB, there were more than 10,000 private screening rentals at theaters over the weekend. That also includes only 36% of theaters being open, and at limited capacity. Even less than that in Canada and other international markets. That’s a big difference from the 4,100 plus theaters that Wonder Woman opened to in 2017.
You’d have to think that, by the time that a third installment is released, the world will be back to normal. What will the theatrical window look like an that same time? That’s the real question.
What are you hoping for from a third Wonder Woman movie?
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